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Section 1: Research Findings 1. Introduction a. Introduce Issue (1-2 sentences) b.

State Overarching Research Question Ex: How has the growing population affected global food supplies? c. Paper Layout How will you answer the research question? Ex: A thorough examination of the connection between population growth and global food supplies will require a global overview of the issue, a discussion of this issues impact on the United States, along with a look at causes and potential solutions. Due AFC Portfolio on 4/15 at 9pm 2. Global Overview: Define the issue Whats happening? (Effects) Ex: How has population changed in the past 50 years? How has the food supply changed in the past 50 years? *Research statistics and specific examples that will help you answer these questions. 3. Home Country Outlook How is your home country affected? Ex: How has population changed in the US in the past 50 years? How has the food supply in the US changed in the past 50 years? *Research statistics and specific examples that will help you answer these questions. Research due for Subsections 2 and 3 due in NoodleTools on 4/21 at 9 pm 4. Global Causes Why is it happening? (Causes) Ex: Why is there a shortage of food in some parts of the world? How do food supplies impact population growth? *Research statistics and specific examples that will help you answer these questions. 5. Tried Solutions What has been tried to solve this problem? What were the outcomes? Ex: What solutions have tried to limit population growth? What solutions have been tried to distributed food equitably? *Research specific solutions that have been tried and their outcomes. **Include one graph or chart in your note cards for Section 1. Research for Subsections 4 and 5 Due in NoodleTools on 4/28 at 9pm Section 2: Persuasive Analysis of Findings 1. Introduction a. Summarize the issue by briefly reviewing your research findings b. State your solution for this problem (thesis statement) c. List three (3) reasons why this solution will work (body paragraph topics) 2. Body Paragraph 1: Reason 1 a. Topic Sentence b. Evidence

c. Explanation 3. Body Paragraph 2: Reason 2 a. Topic Sentence b. Evidence c. Explanation 4. Body Paragraph 3: Reason 3 a. Topic Sentence b. Evidence c. Explanation 5. Conclusion a. Review reasons b. Restate thesis in a new and original way Research for Section 2 Due on 5/5 at 9 pm Research Requirements: Create 3-5 NoodleTools note cards per subsection (e.g., global overview, tried solutions), not including the introductions and conclusion. Make a pile of notecards for each subsection in NoodleTools and include a Thought Card with the subsection title (e.g., Home Country Outlook) and your research questions for that subsection. Use only valid sources and relevant information. Dont include information that doesnt help you answer your research questions. Use CRAAP! Source requirements: at least two (2) print source at least one (1) online encyclopedia source (e.g., World Book, Britannica) at least one (1) source retrieved through Instagrok at least one (1) database source (i.e., Ebsco) or Wikipedia External Links zero (0) direct Wikipedia sources (but feel free to read Wikipedia for background and search terms!) only the three (3) most reliable website sources you found through a search engine such as Google Include in-text citations in your NoodleTools paraphrases. Include a brief note in My Ideas for each note card to show your thinking and explain how the information relates to your question. Make regular reference to the Research Rubric.